Connect your Roku device to your TV:
If using HDMI, connect your Roku player with an HDMI cable, or plug your Streaming Stick directly into the HDMI port.
For 4K or HDR content, ensure that the HDMI input supports HDCP 2.2.
If using composite connections (for older TVs), use the cables with red, white, and yellow connectors.
Connect your Roku player to your wired network (if applicable):
If you’re using a wired network and your Roku player has an Ethernet port, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your router or network switch.
Connect your Roku device to power:
Use the supplied power adapter to connect your device to a power outlet.
Roku Streaming Sticks can also be powered via the USB port on your TV, though wall outlet power is recommended for consistency.
Power on your TV and select the correct input:
Turn on your TV and select the input to which your Roku device is connected. You should see the Roku logo appear as the device powers up.
Set up your Roku remote:
Install batteries in the remote. If you have a Roku voice remote, it may need to be paired with your device.
On-screen setup and activation:
Follow the instructions to configure language, network, and display type settings.
Create a Roku account or sign in to an existing one and activate your device using the link sent via email or a QR code provided during the setup.
For a more tailored set of instructions based on the specific Roku model you own, the Roku support page provides links to detailed setup articles for current-generation models like Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Ultra, and various Roku Streaming Sticks.
If you encounter issues such as HDR content not displaying correctly, ensure that your TV’s firmware is updated and that HDR is enabled on the specific HDMI input your Roku is connected to.